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RUNNING TO THE ROAR: BARBARA WINTERS

"When you are dying, you need to be told how loved you are." She was an anonymous hero desperately laboring to save the life of a reservist mortally wounded at the cenotaph of Canada's Unknown Soldier. Who was this woman? Where did she find her courage? (more…)
Bob Jones
September 28, 2019
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3 LESSONS IN COURAGE: TERRY FOX

Terry Fox passed away at the age of twenty two on June 28, 1981, but not before he ran into the hearts of millions of Canadians. Fpr anyone who has run a marathon - you know how it feels to push yourself beyond what you feel is possible. Terry ran a marathon everyday. For 143 days. On one good leg and one artificial one made of fiberglass and steel. (more…)
Bob Jones
June 26, 2019
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7 MEN: THE SECRET OF THEIR SUCCESS

Role models and heroes have always been important, but things are changing in the world of heroes. The popular heroes of today are comic book characters like those you would find in the "Avengers" movie series - Iron Man, Captain America, Nick Fury, Thor. Heroes lifted from works of fiction are safe - there's not as much potential for friction associated with them. Having real life heroes/role models would mean we agree on what goes into being a "good" role model. Which would mean we have judged someone to be "good." 7 Men Eric Metaxas, NY Times best-selling author, makes the point that in our culture we are "loathe to point out anyone as a good role model." Metaxas bucks…
Bob Jones
May 31, 2015